We took the day off and drive to Rh. Ngumbang in Sepupok to buy some fresh prawn. The bigger prawn are sold for RM30/kg. The longhouse is located just before the Batang Suai Bridge (if you are travelling from Miri). You can also rent their boat if you intend to go fishing along the Suai River.
Here are some photos of the day.
These prawn didn’t make it home.. and we asked the cook at Niah junction to cook it for us. Ahh.. fresh prawn and Carlsberg!
Here is the latest update on my posting regarding the water woes faced by Sepupok community in Bekenu.
Comment extract from Facebook
Lukanisman Awang Sauni
Otw… otw f*c.k mala jak otw! Mrs Sudan izzit respond from Jabatan Pelajaran Miri?
Mr James : FYI Datuk Shafe Abdullah Polsec to PM akan datang ke Miri most probably next week..i hope D.O Miri boleh brief polsec projek yang diperlukan untuk kawasan sibuti! then Datuk Shahlan also Polsec to PM will come to Sibuti on 28 Mac. Skim Sepupok & Saeh dah masuk dalam list lawatan yang saya cadangkan :)
Read the official reply from the Ministry of Education in Putrajaya here. Psstt.., the 10th Sarawak state election may be held in September or October this year.
Read the Borneo Post report:
This photos will give us a better explanation of what the rakyat would expect from the RM3.4billion fund announced by our YAB Prime Minister recently. Despite being a stronghold area of the Barisan Nasional, and a merely 4.5km from Batu Niah Bazaar, where a water treatment plant is located, the rakyat from Skim Sepupok has yet to get their share of clean and treated water supply. Will it become a reality by the end of 2012?
The school above is well connected to the power grid, but the water problem is just unbearable, especially during this dry season. Imagine the students’ kidney having to filter all that….!
This is where the students’ get their water supply! Read more at Utusan Borneo.
The nearest source of water could be this Sungai Sebatu.
And the photo below is the “upgraded” part of Sungai Sebatu. It is also the bathing place for the residents of Tr. Ngindang.
A photo of Tr. Ngindang’s longhouse.
We leave it to YAB Prime Minister to change the scene of this pipe within the next three years.
And, to the YBs concerned, please do not wait for the rakyat to beg and wait, because it is your duties to deliver. The Tuai Rumah is not educated enough to write a good and impressive formal letter to ask for water supply. It is good enough to request verbally during randau sessions and for the YBs office to follow up with formal letters and seek funding from the Federal agencies.
We can see it, and we must act on it!